New Zealand's best river town

why you should visit Kaiapoi.

Kaiapoi, New Zealand’s best river town – famous for its great cafes, eateries and boutique shopping. With the river running throug the town, its rather pretty and there is lots to do on both the Kaiapoi and the Waimakariri rivers, kayaking, jet boating, paddle boarding, fishing, cruising and dining. For those wanting to be active, there are great walking and biking trails. Kaiapoi has a food forest, a rhododendron park, lakes and close to the sea. That’s just some of the reasons why you should come visit. Ohh did I tell you about the lots of eateries and fabulous cafes?

To make it easier for you, we have created headings for you to choose from, so you can find your way to Kaiapoi, find a place to eat and drink, do a bit of shopping, cruising or walking or biking.

Kaiapoi, established in 1857, is a picturesque historic river town and won the "NZ Most Beautiful Town" Award in 2007 and 2009. Easily accessible from the Northern Motorway, just 20 minutes north of Christchurch city. Now Kaiapoi is New Zealand's best river town

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$8 to BUY a table for upto 4 and receive 50% off meals at particating Kaiapoi restaurants

Kaiapoi is filled with some lovely cafes, restaurants and shops. The owner will often be the person serving you. We are are proud of our town and would love to have you come and visit and spend some time looking around and get to understand why we love it so much.

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